(2020 [April 2021])

DC, 2021 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
34.99 USD; 45.99 CAD
Pages
348
On-sale Date
2021-02-02
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
ISBN
978-1-77950-758-7 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781779507587 53499
Printer
LSC Communications, Owensville, MO, USA
Editing
Mort Weisinger (credited) (editor - original series); Whitney Ellsworth (credited) (editor - original series); Jack Schiff (credited) (editor - original series); George Kashdan (credited) (associate editor - original series); Murray Boltinoff (credited) (associate editor - original series); Jeb Woodard (credited) (group editor - collected editions); Scott Nybakken (credited) (editor - collected edition)
Color
color
Binding
hardcover
Publishing Format
collected edition

Issue Notes

Collects stories from:
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #65, 79-80, 96-97, 118, 125, 127
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #151, 162, 223, 232, 234, 236, 239, 242, 247, 249, 252, 254-255
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #68, 74-75
Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #8
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #13, 19
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #210
Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #9

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Michael Cho (credited, signed)
Inks
Michael Cho (credited, signed)
Colors
Michael Cho (credited, signed)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]

Indexer Notes

Superman figure is taken from the 1940's Variant Cover of Action Comics #1000.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Allred (credited)
Inks
Mike Allred (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]

Indexer Notes

Title page with creator credits, includes illustration of Superman which is taken from the 1960's Variant Cover of Action Comics #1000.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Plastino (credited)
Inks
Al Plastino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Supergirl [Linda Lee; Kara Zor-El]

Indexer Notes

Indicia and publisher information with illustration from Action Comics #252 "The Supergirl from Krypton!"

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 3)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
?

Introduction (Table of Contents: 4)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Waid (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Romado; Lois Lane; Big Boy
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Introduction by Mark Waid, dated 2002, discussing the changes to the Superman legend during the 1950s.

Includes two panels from the Superman newspaper comic strip featuring Romado (a Brainiac precursor) and Big Boy (essentially Titano).

Part One: Classic Tales (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Waid (credited)
Pencils
Wayne Boring (credited)
Inks
Stan Kaye (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent; Kal-El]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

In this preface to the "Classic Tales" section of the book, Mark Waid discusses the tight connections between the TV series The Adventures of Superman and the Superman comics of the 1950s. Includes illustration from Superman #97 "Superboy's Last Day in Smallville!"

[Superman #65] (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Plastino (credited)
Inks
Al Plastino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Mala; U-Ban; Kizo
Reprints

Three Supermen from Krypton! (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Plastino (credited)
Inks
Al Plastino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Kizo; Mala; U-Ban; Jor-El (flashback); Perry White; Lois Lane
Synopsis
Superman meets three Kryptonian brothers who were convicted and sentenced by Krypton's Ruling Council to a sentence of suspended animation adrift in space due to their efforts to overthrow the Council and rule Krypton. Now that they have crashed on Earth, they plan to rule it instead. Superman tricks them into turning on each other, and they knock themselves out. Superman returns them to suspended animation and exiles them back into space.
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Indexer Notes

The first appearance of other survivors of Krypton. In this story, the natives of Krypton are called Kryptonites. All Kryptonites have x-ray vision, super strength, and super speed, but flying is new to them.

The table of contents of this collection credits the script to William Woolfork. GCD index for original issue previously credited Woolfolk but it's not in his pay records per Martin O'Hearn.

The Menace from the Stars! (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woolfolk (credited as William Woolfolk)
Pencils
Wayne Boring (credited)
Inks
Stan Kaye (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis
After attempting to destroy an asteroid with traces of Kryptonite, Superman loses his memory. He changes into the clothes in the cape pocket and heads to the Daily Planet. Lois and Perry tell him he is Clark Kent and that Superman has disappeared. When Clark puts on the Superman suit to fool some bank robbers and finds that bullets bounce off him, he credits the suit. He breaks up the asteroid and then decides to reveal to the Daily Planet that though he has been acting as him, he isn't Superman. As he walks to the office, however, he is hit by a truck and remembers that he really is Superman.
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Indexer Notes

There was a Superman TV show based on this particular story (or maybe the other way around).

The Girl Who Didn't Believe in Superman! (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger (credited)
Pencils
Wayne Boring (credited)
Inks
Stan Kaye (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Alice Norton; Lois Lane; Martha Norton; John Norton
Synopsis
Superman restores the sight of a blind girl and reunites her family.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Superman practices surgery for the first time.

There was a Superman TV show based on this particular story (or maybe the other way around).

[Action Comics #162] (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Win Mortimer (credited)
Inks
Win Mortimer (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

It! (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger (credited)
Pencils
Wayne Boring (credited)
Inks
Stan Kaye (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; It (intro)
Synopsis
An alien being from another dimension threatens Metropolis.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Plot recycled as "The Menace Called It" in Superman #177.

Superboy's Last Day in Smallville! (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Coleman (credited)
Pencils
Wayne Boring (credited)
Inks
Stan Kaye (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Superboy (Flashback); Lana Lang (flashback)
Synopsis
Superboy finds out that something he did on his last day in Smallville as Superboy is going to allow a criminal to make $1,000,000. Superman must think back to that day and discover what it was that he did. Flashbacks of Superboy's graduation and the cake that was presented him by the town.
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[Action Comics #239] (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
Stan Kaye (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints
Keywords
extraterrestials

Superman's New Face (Table of Contents: 14)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton (credited)
Pencils
Wayne Boring (credited)
Inks
Stan Kaye (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Perry White; Dr. Norton
Synopsis
Superman is caught in an atomic explosion and afterwards must bandage his face, or wear a lead mask, to keep anyone from seeing what happened to him.
Reprints
Keywords
kryptonite

[Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #8] (Table of Contents: 15)

Lois Lane / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
Stan Kaye (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero; adventure
Characters
Lois Lane; Clark Kent; The Ugly Superman
Reprints
Keywords
wrestling

The Ugly Superman! (Table of Contents: 16)

Lois Lane / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein (credited)
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger (credited)
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; adventure
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]; Perry White; Ugly Superman (introduction)
Synopsis
A wrestler billed as the Ugly Superman falls for Lois. But when he won't stop forcing his attention on Lois, Superman teaches him who the better man is.
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Part Two: The Superman Family (Table of Contents: 17)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Waid (credited)
Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
Al Plastino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

In this preface to "The Superman Family" section of the book, Mark Waid discusses the expansion of the Superman family in the 1950s, including Krypto, Supergirl, and Titano. Includes illustration from the cover of Action Comics #252.

[Superman #80] (Table of Contents: 18)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Plastino (credited)
Inks
Al Plastino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Halk Kar
Reprints

Superman's Big Brother! (Table of Contents: 19)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton (credited)
Pencils
Al Plastino (credited)
Inks
Al Plastino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman (origin retold); Halk Kar (intro); Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback); Wrecker Ross (intro, villain); Lois Lane
Synopsis
When Halk Kar crashes on Earth, the note he carries in Jor-El's handwriting makes Superman suspect that Halk Kar is his older brother. But when Halk Kar joins Superman in his pursuit of "Wrecker" Ross, Halk Kar receives an electric shock and remembers that he is actually a space traveller from Thoron who met Jor-El on Krypton just before it exploded.
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Indexer Notes

Many elements from this story re-used in "Superboy's Big Brother" in Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #89, making Halk Kar retroactively "Earth-2's Mon-El."

[Action Comics #223] (Table of Contents: 20)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring (credited)
Inks
Stan Kaye (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Jor-El
Reprints
Keywords
film projector; lightning

The First Superman of Krypton (Table of Contents: 21)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton (credited)
Pencils
Wayne Boring (credited)
Inks
Stan Kaye (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman (origin); Jor-El (flashback); Lora [aka Lara] (flashback); Val Arn (villain, flashback); Khai Zor (villain, flashback)
Synopsis
Superman learns that Jor-El once conducted experiments that gave him super powers on Krypton.
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[Adventure Comics #210] (Table of Contents: 22)

Superboy / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
Stan Kaye (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Krypto
Reprints

The Super-Dog from Krypton! (Table of Contents: 23)

Superboy / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder (credited)
Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
Sy Barry (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Krypto (introduction, origin); Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback); Lana Lang
Synopsis
A super-powerful dog arrives in Smallville in a rocket complete with written records proving that he is baby Kal-El's puppy who Jor-El used as a test animal when developing his space rockets. Though happy to be reunited with his dog, Superboy needs to make sure that Krypto does not give away his secret identity several times before Krypto leaves for a romp in space.
Reprints
Keywords
Krypton

Indexer Notes

In this story, Krypto acts like a dog.

[Action Comics #232] (Table of Contents: 24)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
Stan Kaye (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Superman Jr.
Reprints
Keywords
camping; frankfurters; lemonade; super-breath; tents

The Story of Superman, Junior (Table of Contents: 25)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Coleman (credited)
Pencils
Wayne Boring (credited)
Inks
Stan Kaye (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One day in Smallville, Superman's boyhood home, startled townsfolk see a flying youth perform super-feats again!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Superman, Junior [Johnny Kirk]; Superboy (flashback)
Synopsis
Johnny Kirk's father blasts him into space because he thinks Earth is soon to be destroyed by a meteor. After Superboy deflects the meteor, he asks him to find his son. But Superboy is all grown up as Superman before Johnny Kirk returns to Earth, now with super powers. But Superman's own powers are disappearing due to contact with a space poison that was on Johnny's space ship.
Reprints
Keywords
Kryptonite

[Action Comics #247] (Table of Contents: 26)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
Stan Kaye (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Cedric Carson [as Jonathan Kent]; Millicent Carson [as Martha Kent]
Reprints

Superman's Lost Parents! (Table of Contents: 27)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder (credited)
Pencils
Al Plastino (credited)
Inks
Al Plastino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Cedric Carson [as Jonathan Kent] (villain); Millicent Carson [as Martha Kent] (villain); Lois Lane; Superman robots; Jor-El (statue); Lara (statue); Jonathan Kent (flashback); Martha Kent (flashback); Superboy (statue, image); Lana Lang (image); Professor Lang (image)
Synopsis
Ma and Pa Kent seemingly arrive in the present in a time bubble, and Superman is so happy to see them that he shows them all the secrets of his adult life. But Ma and Pa turn out to be con artists who blackmail Superman with the knowledge of his double identity secret.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; Green Kryptonite

[Action Comics #252] (Table of Contents: 28)

Supergirl; Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
Al Plastino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]
Reprints
Keywords
spacecraft

The Supergirl from Krypton! (Table of Contents: 29)

Supergirl / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder (credited)
Pencils
Al Plastino (credited)
Inks
Al Plastino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (introduction, origin); Zor-El (introduction, flashback); Miss Hart (introduction); Superboy (on a poster)
Synopsis
Superman spies a crashing rocket and discovers his cousin Supergirl. She tells him how Argo City survived the destruction of Krypton and how her father sent her to Earth when the inhabitants of Argo City were threatened by Kryptonite poisoning. Superman sets her up in Midvale Orphanage so she can adjust to life on Earth.
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[Superman #127] (Table of Contents: 30)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
Stan Kaye (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Titano
Reprints

Titano the Super-Ape! (Table of Contents: 31)

Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder (credited)
Pencils
Wayne Boring (credited)
Inks
Stan Kaye (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Titano [Toto]
Synopsis
Lois befriends the intelligent chimp Toto just before he is sent into orbit inside a satellite. While in orbit, the satellite passes by a collision of a uranium metorite with a kryptonite one, which causes the chimp to grow to enormous size and shoot kryptonite beams from his eyes. Because of this change, Lois re-names him Titano. Though not meaning any harm, Titano poses a threat to humanity and Superman, so the army traps the giant chimp, planning to execute him. But Lois devises a way to block Titano's kryptonite vision so Superman can send him into the past where he cannot harm anyone.
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Indexer Notes

Titano's second appearance, in Superman (DC, 1939 series) #138, has the same story title.

Part Three: The Villains (Table of Contents: 32)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Waid (credited)
Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
Stan Kaye (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman; Brainiac
Reprints

Indexer Notes

In this preface to "The Villains" section of the book, Mark Waid describes the main villains that challenged Superman in the 1950s. Includes illustration from the cover of Action Comics #242.

[Action Comics #151] (Table of Contents: 33)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring (credited)
Inks
Stan Kaye (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Superman tackles triple trouble when Luthor, the Prankster and Mr. Mxyztplk declare war on the Man of Steel!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Mr. Mxyztplk; the Prankster; Lex Luthor
Reprints
Keywords
stage magic

Superman's Super-Magic Show! (Table of Contents: 34)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton (credited)
Pencils
Wayne Boring (credited)
Inks
Stan Kaye (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Mr. Mxyztplk; Prankster; Lex Luthor
Synopsis
Mr. Mxyztplk teams with the Prankster and Lex Luthor to humiliate Superman by making "plastic proxies" (androids) which make it appear as if Lois has jilted Superman for Mxyztplk, make it seem that Superman has falsely accusing Luthor, and make Superman look like the victim of the pranks of the Prankster. But just as the public begins to wonder why they ever admired him, Superman turns the tables on the trio.
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Indexer Notes

The first part of Whitney Ellsworth's last name appears on a building sign on the splash page.

[Action Comics #234] (Table of Contents: 35)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
Stan Kaye (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

The Creature of 1,000 Disguises (Table of Contents: 36)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton (credited)
Pencils
Wayne Boring (credited)
Inks
Stan Kaye (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Gollo (alien shape-shifter); Johnny
Synopsis
A runaway boy befriends an alien shape-shifter, but when Superman returns the boy home, the alien searches for him by constantly assuming different forms, some of which are perceived as threats to Metropolis.
Reprints

[Superman #118] (Table of Contents: 37)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
Stan Kaye (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

The Death of Superman (Table of Contents: 38)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Plastino (credited)
Inks
Al Plastino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Blacky Barton (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
A crime syndicate uses a Superman imposter to lure Superman into a Kryptonite death trap.
Reprints
Keywords
Kryptonite

[Action Comics #236] (Table of Contents: 39)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
Stan Kaye (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints
Keywords
tailoring

Superman's New Uniform! (Table of Contents: 40)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder (credited)
Pencils
Wayne Boring (credited)
Inks
Stan Kaye (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis
Posing as a reputable scientist, Luthor tricks Superman into thinking his super costume is falling apart, and gives Superman a new uniform which features an anti-Kryptonite belt. However, Superman is unaware that the belt will ultimately kill him.
Reprints
Keywords
Kryptonite

[Action Comics #242] (Table of Contents: 41)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
Stan Kaye (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Brainiac
Reprints

The Super-Duel in Space (Table of Contents: 42)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder (credited)
Pencils
Al Plastino (credited)
Inks
Al Plastino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman (brief origin); Lois Lane; Brainiac (villain, intro); Professor Kimda; Superboy (flashback); Jonathan Kent (flashback); Martha Kent (flashback)
Synopsis
While on an experimental rocket, Clark & Lois encounter the alien Brainiac, who plans to shrink & bottle great cities of Earth & use them to repopulate his planet. Superman gets inside Brainiac’s ship when the villain takes Metropolis & there finds a bottle with a Kryptonian city (which in later issues will be named Kandor). He enters the bottle and with the help of a scientist restores the cities of Earth while Brainiac lies in suspended animation for his trip home. Because there is not enough power to restore the Kryptonian city, Superman places it in his Fortress, as Brainiac rockets away.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor (introduction)

[Action Comics #249] (Table of Contents: 43)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
Stan Kaye (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lex Luthor
Reprints
Keywords
Green Kryptonite

The Kryptonite Man! (Table of Contents: 44)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder (credited)
Pencils
Al Plastino (credited)
Inks
Al Plastino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis
Luthor takes a liquid kryptonite serum which makes it impossible for Superman to get near him. Superman makes a lead suit to protect himself, but Luthor has discovered a way to turn lead into glass. Eventually, Superman tricks Luthor into thinking he has become immune to Luthor's kryptonite radiations and Luthor takes an antidote, leaving himself open to capture.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; Green Kryptonite

[Action Comics #254] (Table of Contents: 45)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
Stan Kaye (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Bizarro
Reprints
Keywords
green kryptonite

The Battle with Bizarro! (Table of Contents: 46)

Superman / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder (credited)
Pencils
Al Plastino (credited)
Inks
Al Plastino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Bizarro (intro as Adult Bizarro); Lex Luthor (villain); Vekko; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane
Synopsis
Luthor steals Professor Dalton's duplicating machine and creates an adult Bizarro to menace Superman, but this Bizarro turns on its creator, hands him over to the authorities, and attempts to help Superman. When the people he has helped react in horror to him, Bizarro gets depressed. He misinterprets Lois' sympathy to his plight for true affection and takes her to a remote island. But when she rejects him, he turns the duplicator ray on himself and creates a handsome bizarro duplicate, whom Lois mistakes for the real Superman.
Reprints
Keywords
green kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Bizarro first appeared in Superboy #68. Story continues in next issue.

[Action Comics #255] (Table of Contents: 47)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
Stan Kaye (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Bizarro; Bizarro-Lois Lane
Reprints

The Bride of Bizarro! (Table of Contents: 48)

Superman / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder (credited)
Pencils
Al Plastino (credited)
Inks
Al Plastino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Bizarro; Bizarro-Lois Lane; New Bizarro
Synopsis
Bizarro keeps the real Superman from revealing to Lois that she has been proposed to by Bizarro's duplicate, whom he calls New Bizarro, with a kryptonite meteorite, but Lois realizes New Bizarro is not the true Man of Steel. But New Bizarro doesn't give up easily, and the duplicates fight each other. Bizarro seeks out Superman's help and destroys the kryptonite, turning it into a dust cloud which destroys New Bizarro. Bizarro resumes courting Lois, until Lois creates a duplicate of herself so that Bizarro can have his own Bizarro-Lois.
Reprints
Keywords
green kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Story continued from previous issue.

Part Four: Superman's Pals (Table of Contents: 49)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Waid (credited)
Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
Stan Kaye (credited); Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen
Reprints

Indexer Notes

In this preface to "The Villains" section of the book, Mark Waid writes about Superman's supporting cast. Includes illustration from the cover of Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #19.

[World's Finest Comics #74] (Table of Contents: 50)

Superman and Batman and Robin / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
Ray Burnley (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints

The Contest of Heroes (Table of Contents: 51)

Superman and Batman and Robin / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger (credited)
Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
Stan Kaye (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Lois Lane
Synopsis
An automated rocket returns a shape-shifting alien to Earth where it wants to play games with Superman and Batman.
Reprints

The End of the Planet! (Table of Contents: 52)

Superman / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton (credited)
Pencils
Al Plastino (credited)
Inks
Al Plastino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; John Wilton (villain, introduction, briefly publishes the DAILY PLANET); "Skip" Enders
Synopsis
When newspaper mogul John Wilton buys the Daily Planet and immediately shuts it down, the former employees start their own paper, gathering scoops in the new jobs they have taken to pay the bills. But Wilton tries to shut down this new competitor permanently.
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[World's Finest Comics #75] (Table of Contents: 53)

Superman and Batman and Robin / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
Stan Kaye (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp (letter and logo)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Signal

Superman and Robin! (Table of Contents: 54)

Superman and Batman and Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger (credited)
Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
Stan Kaye (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Perry White; The Purple Mask Mob (villains)
Synopsis
When Batman is laid up with a broken leg (or so he thinks), Superman comes to Gotham City to help Robin track down the Purple Mask Mob, but it's Batman who cracks the case.
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Cave; Bat-Plane; Bat-Signal; Gotham City; Gotham Research Laboratories; Metropolis; Pine Hill

The Stolen Superman Signal (Table of Contents: 55)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder (credited)
Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
Ray Burnley (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; "Labs" Logan; Superman [Clark Kent]
Synopsis
When trailing Jimmy Olsen as he collects charitable donations around the city, "Labs" Logan figures out that Jimmy summons Superman through his wristwatch. So when Jimmy isn't looking, Labs changes the signal's frequency so that Superman won't come to Jimmy's rescue. But when Labs changes the signal back the proper frequency to lure Superman into a kryptonite trap, Jimmy uses the signal to broadcast Morse code to warn Superman, who nabs the crook long-distance and helps Jimmy deliver the charity collection.
Reprints
Keywords
kryptonite; signal watch

The Girl in Superman's Past (Table of Contents: 56)

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Coleman (credited)
Pencils
Al Plastino (credited)
Inks
Al Plastino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I wonder--does he love Lana?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Superman [Clark Kent]
Synopsis
Lois meets Lana Lang for the first time, and the girls immediately compete to see whom Superman likes better. But Superman refuses to fall into their traps.
Reprints
Keywords
glider; steamroller

[Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #19] (Table of Contents: 57)

Jimmy Olsen / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
Stan Kaye (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane
Reprints

Superman's Kid Brother (Table of Contents: 58)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder (credited)
Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
Ray Burnley (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Superman; Lois Lane
Synopsis
Jimmy has amnesia and believes he is Superman's little brother.
Reprints
Keywords
amnesia

[Superman #125] (Table of Contents: 59)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
Stan Kaye (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Superman's New Power! (Table of Contents: 60)

Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Coleman (credited)
Pencils
Wayne Boring (credited)
Inks
Stan Kaye (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; the "Super-Imp"
Synopsis
When Superman is exposed to the "strange power" from the explosion of an alien space ship, he loses his powers but gains the ability to create a miniature version of himself to carry out his super-duties. Eventually the "super-imp" becomes more popular than Superman, who begins to harbor resentment and sends the midget duplicate on a potentially fatal mission involving kryptonite. Destroyed by the kryptonite, the midget seems to sacrifice itself so that Supes can return to normal.
Reprints
Keywords
Eiffel Tower; green kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Splash panel (not part of story continuity) also features Police Commissioner

Biographies (Table of Contents: 61)

text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Biographies of Sy Barry, Robert Bernstein, Otto Binder, Wayne Boring, Ray Burnley, Jerry Coleman, Bill Finger, Edmond Hamilton, Stan Kaye, Win Mortimer, Al Plastino, Kurt Schaffenberger, Curt Swan, and William Woolfolk.

Look Back in Wonder! (Table of Contents: 62)

Superboy / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
Stan Kaye (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Krypto

Indexer Notes

Back cover with text on contents of collection, includes illustration from the cover of Adventure Comics #210.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. Table of Contents
  5. 4. Introduction
  6. 5. Part One: Classic Tales
  7. 6. [Superman #65]
    Superman
  8. 7. Three Supermen from Krypton!
    Superman
  9. 8. The Menace from the Stars!
    Superman
  10. 9. The Girl Who Didn't Believe in Superman!
    Superman
  11. 10. [Action Comics #162]
    Superman
  12. 11. It!
    Superman
  13. 12. Superboy's Last Day in Smallville!
    Superman
  14. 13. [Action Comics #239]
    Superman
  15. 14. Superman's New Face
    Superman
  16. 15. [Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #8]
    Lois Lane
  17. 16. The Ugly Superman!
    Lois Lane
  18. 17. Part Two: The Superman Family
  19. 18. [Superman #80]
    Superman
  20. 19. Superman's Big Brother!
    Superman
  21. 20. [Action Comics #223]
    Superman
  22. 21. The First Superman of Krypton
    Superman
  23. 22. [Adventure Comics #210]
    Superboy
  24. 23. The Super-Dog from Krypton!
    Superboy
  25. 24. [Action Comics #232]
    Superman
  26. 25. The Story of Superman, Junior
    Superman
  27. 26. [Action Comics #247]
    Superman
  28. 27. Superman's Lost Parents!
    Superman
  29. 28. [Action Comics #252]
    Supergirl; Superman
  30. 29. The Supergirl from Krypton!
    Supergirl
  31. 30. [Superman #127]
    Superman
  32. 31. Titano the Super-Ape!
    Superman
  33. 32. Part Three: The Villains
  34. 33. [Action Comics #151]
    Superman
  35. 34. Superman's Super-Magic Show!
    Superman
  36. 35. [Action Comics #234]
    Superman
  37. 36. The Creature of 1,000 Disguises
    Superman
  38. 37. [Superman #118]
    Superman
  39. 38. The Death of Superman
    Superman
  40. 39. [Action Comics #236]
    Superman
  41. 40. Superman's New Uniform!
    Superman
  42. 41. [Action Comics #242]
    Superman
  43. 42. The Super-Duel in Space
    Superman
  44. 43. [Action Comics #249]
    Superman
  45. 44. The Kryptonite Man!
    Superman
  46. 45. [Action Comics #254]
    Superman
  47. 46. The Battle with Bizarro!
    Superman
  48. 47. [Action Comics #255]
    Superman
  49. 48. The Bride of Bizarro!
    Superman
  50. 49. Part Four: Superman's Pals
  51. 50. [World's Finest Comics #74]
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  52. 51. The Contest of Heroes
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  53. 52. The End of the Planet!
    Superman
  54. 53. [World's Finest Comics #75]
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  55. 54. Superman and Robin!
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  56. 55. The Stolen Superman Signal
    Jimmy Olsen
  57. 56. The Girl in Superman's Past
    Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
  58. 57. [Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #19]
    Jimmy Olsen
  59. 58. Superman's Kid Brother
    Jimmy Olsen
  60. 59. [Superman #125]
    Superman
  61. 60. Superman's New Power!
    Superman
  62. 61. Biographies
  63. 62. Look Back in Wonder!
    Superboy
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